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YOU'RE ACCEPTED.
WHAT'S NEXT?

You’ve worked hard, given it your all—and now, you’ve been accepted into an amazing university! There are still a few steps you’ll need to take. No worries, we’re here to help you along the final sprint to becoming a Lion.

Welcome to
Georgian Court University

Deposit Deadline Extended to June 1

Georgian Court University has extended the deposit deadline to June 1 in response to the U.S. Department of Education announcement concerning delayed data availability from the revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, deposits are also refundable up to June 1. Click here for more information about the deposit extension.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARD BECOMING THE ULTIMATE YOU!

FAQs for Accepted Students

You will be invited to our Blue & Gold Registration days in July and August, where you’ll meet faculty advisors, learn about suggested pathways through the degree, be introduced to our self-service registration system, register, and learn all about our academic resources.

Transitioning to college is an exciting journey filled with new experiences and opportunities for growth, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here’s what you can expect as you embark on this next chapter:

  • Academic Support: At Georgian Court, we are dedicated to your success. Our faculty members are committed to providing you with the support and resources you need to excel in your studies. Whether you need help with course material, guidance on selecting a major, or assistance with time management, our academic advisors are here to help you thrive.
  • Student Life: College is about more than just academics—it’s also about forming lifelong friendships, exploring your interests, and discovering new passions. Our vibrant campus community offers a wide range of clubs, organizations, and events where you can connect with fellow students who share your interests and values. From student government to intramural sports to cultural clubs, there’s something for everyone at Georgian Court.
  • Personal Growth: College is a time of self-discovery and personal growth. You’ll have the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself, and learn more about who you are and what you want to achieve. Our campus provides a supportive and inclusive environment where you can explore your identity, values, and goals while surrounded by peers on a similar journey.
  • Resources and Services: From the moment you set foot on campus, you’ll have access to a wide range of resources and services designed to support your overall well-being. From counseling and wellness programs to career services and internship opportunities, we’re here to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities of college life.

Our residence halls are designed to help you meet new people and live every day in a positive, upbeat environment. You’ll have space to focus when you need to, and a place to call your own, where you’re bound to form friendships that will last a lifetime.

There are four residence halls on campus at GCU:

  • Joseph Hall houses about 140 residents, from sophomore to seniors. This classic-style residence hall has double-occupancy rooms and communal bathroom facilities (bring a bathrobe!). St. Joseph Hall is on the north side of campus, near the basketball courts.
  • Maria Hall overlooks the Italian Gardens on one side and the Japanese Garden on another. It’s the location of our new First-Year Experience program. Maria Hall houses just over 200 students and includes laundry facilities and a kitchen in the lower level lounge area.
  • Our newest residence hall, Catherine Hall, houses approximately 82 residents. Here, juniors and seniors live in both single and suite-style rooms. Two single rooms share a private bathroom, while suites consist of two double rooms with a private kitchenette, bathroom, and living room.
  • Mercy Hall currently houses students in the Honors Program. Each double-occupancy room includes a bathroom, and the building has a microwave, sink, and laundry facilities. There is also a lounge on the first floor with a piano and television.

Each of these buildings is an easy walk away from classes, dining, the wellness center, and other campus hangouts. You’ll be assigned to a residence hall based on what year of school you’re entering. Click here to learn more about our residence halls.

Our dining services make eating well and eating right effortless with nutritious, flavor-packed meals. Your health and wellness are top of mind, which is why we work with a registered dietitian and practice sustainability by sourcing fresh, local foods whenever possible.

Our two dining locations have a wide variety of menu options to suit your appetite:

Raymond Dining Hall features locally grown, freshly prepared food, culturally diverse menus, and ten exhibition-style cooking stations. This will be your go-to for buffet-style dining, where you can eat as much or as little as you like. Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and enjoy additional brunch hours over the weekend.

Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu:

  • Traditional American cuisine, such as pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches
  • Chicken tinga tacos, Kimchi fried rice, green curry, and other ethnically inspired classics
  • Healthy salads with leafy greens, protein, and do-it-yourself toppings and dressings
  • Comfort foods and desserts—think French fries, chips, cookies, and red velvet cake

If you happen to miss dinner at Raymond Dining Hall, no worries! The Café at Georgian Court stays open late until 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Have a snack between classes, pick up something to eat on the go, or sit down with your friends for a full meal. Choose from grilled burgers, sandwiches, subs, and salad wraps at Sizzle and Sear or A Crust Above. You can even “design your own” sandwich for less than $5, get sushi, and much more.

Click here to learn more about our dining services and explore our menus.

Whether you’re looking for ways to meet people, learn new things, or help make your community and college a better place, we have so many opportunities for you to get involved. At Georgian Court, you can:

  • Join any of the 40+ clubs and organizations on campus
  • Create your very own student group around a background, interest, or important cause
  • Volunteer to do more in the community with service events and donation drives
  • Become a part of the campus ministry
  • Hone your leadership skills with the Student Government Association

GCU’s Office of Student Life works with students, classes, clubs, and campus organizations to plan a full program of social, cultural, and recreational activities. So you could find yourself headed out to a  Broadway show, sporting event, or other post-worthy excursion.

Everybody’s path to their career is different. Georgian Court University offers a framework for students on a four-year plan, which can be adapted based on your personal needs or the duration of your education. Our team is here to assist you in adapting this plan to make it work for you.

Our Office of Career Services also has a wide array of tools and resources to help you determine your future goals, identify and market your skill set, network, compile a résumé, prepare for interviews, and find jobs and internships.

When our students graduate, they find rewarding careers because of the opportunities they are afforded here. We are proud of the many internships offered to our students, as well as our partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, that open doors to successful and rewarding occupations.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

40+

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

97%

STUDENTS RECEIVING AID FROM GCU

Top 20%

OVERALL MOBILITY INDEX

BECOMING A GEORGIAN COURT LION

You’re on your way to changing the world for the better. But first, you’ll need to finalize a few things. Start with these next steps in the enrollment process, and reach out to your admissions counselor if you have any questions.

Become a Georgian Court Lion by submitting your nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit.

  1. Go to connect.georgian.edu/apply/status.
  2. Log in using the credentials you received after submitting your GCU application.
  3. Follow the prompts to use a credit card to submit your deposit online (preferred method). If you prefer, you can mail a check for the enrollment deposit amount to the GCU Office of Admissions.
  1. If you want to be considered for need-based aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.
  2. GCU’s FAFSA Code is 002608.

Once you have submitted your deposit, GCU will communicate with you directly through your GCU email, specifically when dealing with items such as financial aid, student billing, and Blue & Gold Day orientation.

If you’re planning to live on campus, submit a contract on your student portal. Click on the link in the checklist, and then use your GCU email credentials to log in and submit your form.

Log in to your student portal, click on the link in the checklist, and then use your GCU e-mail credentials to log in and submit your form.

Send your final high school transcript, a transcript of any college-level coursework, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) score reports to the GCU Office of Admissions, 900 Lakewood Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701

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APPLY FOR AID

AND SCHOLARSHIPS

To be considered for any Georgian Court University scholarships, grants or awards, or any state or federal aid, you must apply online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Be sure to enter GCU’s school code (002608) on your FAFSA so that GCU can receive your information as soon as it’s processed.

For all questions or concerns, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at 732-987-2258 or e-mail financialaid@georgian.edu.

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FIRST-YEAR
FINANCIAL AID

At GCU, about 99.6% of first-year students receive some type of financial aid. Start the financial aid process now!

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GRADUATE
FINANCIAL AID

For students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, financial aid options include graduate assistantships, grants, and federal loans.

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BENEFITS FOR
VETERANS

Our Veterans’ Services help veterans, dependents of veterans, reservists, and National Guardsmen/women secure VA educational benefits.

GET READY FOR

LIFE AT GCU

  • Tell the world (and your friends, too) that you’re in! Post your pics and videos, and share your big news on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, or Pinterest with the hashtag #gcuaccepted.
  • Learn about your advisement and how to enroll in your classes.
  • Attend Accepted Students Day to get acquainted with students, faculty, and staff.
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LIFE AT GEORGIAN COURT

DIVE INTO THE
STUDENT EXPERIENCE

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HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE

Residential students live in four campus residence halls: St. Joseph Hall for first-years, Maria Hall for sophomores, Mercy Hall for the University Honors Program, and the new St. Catherine Hall for upper-class students.

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FOOD AND DINING SERVICES

GCU has two options for dining: The Dining Hall in Raymond Hall Complex will be your main place to eat, while The Court Café stays open late to fuel your studying. Menus include traditional student favorites, vegetarian options, multicultural specialties, and more.

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STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Get involved! Georgian Court has more than 40 clubs and organizations, service trips, campus ministry, student government, and community service. Explore it all as you make new friends and learn something, too.

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ATHLETICS AND CAMPUS RECREATION

GCU Lions are super serious about their athletics. Just ask our 298 student-athletes competing in 15 NCAA Division II varsity sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The campus also features an amazing 67,000-square-foot wellness center.

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THE GCU CAMPUS

It’s minutes from the shore, a short drive from NYC and Philly, and set on the shore of Lake Carasaljo. The GCU campus is in the perfect location, and it’s filled with fun things to do right on-site, too. Here, you can meet up with friends at a number of hangouts, work on your fitness at the huge wellness center, or explore the formal gardens and natural beauty of our grounds. It’s the setting for years’ worth of gram-able moments.

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Athletics fields

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Residence Halls For On-Campus Students

67,000

Square-Foot Wellness Center

100

Acre Arboretum With 2,200+ Plants

FOLLOW US AND DISCOVER GCU

Georgian Court is active on all social media, and we love sharing what students are up to. Follow us to get updates about our growing community and to see what’s going on around campus.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ACADEMIC CATALOG

Both the undergraduate and graduate catalogs are online, so you can check out the academic calendar and get details on all of GCU’s programs and courses.

STUDENT HANDBOOK

Learn all about university policies, student life, residence life, academic advising, and more.

NEED HELP? ASK US ANYTHING.

We’re here to help answer questions on everything from financial aid and moving in to signing up for classes.

COMING TO CAMPUS?

GET DIRECTIONS FROM
WHEREVER YOU ARE.

If you’re driving to campus, set your GPS to 503 9th Street, Lakewood, NJ, to reach the main entrance. The Office of Admissions is located in the Welcome Center of Mercedes Hall which is indicated on the Campus Map.

If you’re taking public transportation, GCU is accessible by New Jersey Transit bus service from New York City and Philadelphia to the Lakewood Bus Terminal. Taxi service is available from the bus terminal to the University (less than a 10-minute drive).

If you’re traveling by air, GCU is equidistant from Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Taxi, bus, rental cars, and limousine services are available from both.